Cuba Tourism & Visitor Guide
Welcome to Cuba!
White sand beaches and crystal clear, aquamarine waters characterize Cuba for most visitors. Since the late 1990s, Cuba has marketed itself to foreign visitors for their upscale, all-inclusive resorts. While this may seem at odds with their socialist government policies, Cuba has long been a draw for tourists. Before the Revolution in 1959, Cuba was a hot spot for Americans, which included such illustrious guests as Ernest Hemmingway. Today, Varadero is a resort hot spot with other popular stops including Holguin and Guardalavaca. While visiting Cuba is restricted to resorts for most tourists, it is possible to take side-trips and tours to various dive sites and special attractions, such as the natural aquarium at Bahio Naranjo, where visitors can swim with dolphins.
Visit Havana as a day trip or stay in a casa particular (private rooms within Cuban homes) and be immersed within the city that has been lost in time; historical buildings and vintage cars are the norm. But this is blended with modern Cuban culture and the people, music, food and customs is as vibrant as its past. Culture and history are strongly intertwined here and can be further explored in tours to cigar factories and rum producers. For the more adventurous, it is possible to travel around Cuba, and doing so on a motorcycle tour while learning about Che Guevara and the Revolution is certainly the way to do it.